Get Smart: How To Do Everything Better in Honolulu (and Beyond)


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Be a Smarter Investor

Money may be tight, but what you have can probably do more work for you than you think. Brian Chang, a representative with Linsco/Private Ledger, the nation’s largest broker/dealer, will demystify mutual funds, college saving plans, estate planning strategies and reducing your taxes. You can also bring a spouse to plan your financial future together. Personal Financial Money Management, UH Manoa Krauss 012, Oct. 15-29, Mon., 6-9 p.m., $25-$60,, 956-5666.

Be a Budget Master

Your departmental budget isn’t a chore, it’s a tool. Use it. Learn how with this must-take course for both project managers and team members. Controlling Project Risks and Costs: How to Stay within Budget ... even with Unplanned Events, UH Manoa Campus Center 203E, Dec. 11-12, Tues.-Wed., 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $795-$895,, 956-5666.

Retire Well

It’s fun to dream about retirement, but the reality can get complicated, with tax laws, insurance coverage and investment strategies to contend with. Attend this workshop for a leg up on constructing a foolproof plan to preserve your standard of living. Retirement Planning Today, UH Manoa Pacific Ocean Science and Technology 127, Oct. 13- 20, Sat., 9 a.m.-noon, $69,, 956-5666.

Resolve Conflicts

Got a troublesome colleague you don’t know how to deal with? A Mr. Conflict, disagreeing with everything you say, because that’s his agenda? Before you start yelling, take a deep breath and register for this class. Moving from Conflict to Collaboration, UH Manoa Campus Center 203E, Nov. 16, Fri., 8 a.m.-noon, $115,, 956-5666.

Learn the Language

Be a better kamaaina by understanding the Hawaiian language. At Kealaleo, individuals can take immersion workshops. Be prepared to take this seriously. Once you enter the school, you won’t hear a word of English. There is a variety of programs available, for both individuals and organizations, and all start with a one-year minimum commitment. Hawaiian-Language Classes, Kealaleo,

Excel at Excel!

Excel worksheets can be as painful as math itself, with formulas, charts and data sheets. Get Microsoft Office smart and simplify your work life with little-known, advanced Excel skills like analysis techniques and worksheet sharing. 2010 Excel Advanced, Hawaii CTS, Oct. 22, Mon., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., $256.54,, 441-3400.

Strategize with Social Media

In the old days, people used to hire someone called a press agent to spread the word about their accomplishments and businesses. Now, with social media, everyone can be their own PR department. Learn how in this course. Social Media Marketing: Developing an Effective Strategy, UH Manoa Krauss 012, Nov. 29, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., $55,, 956-5666.


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